One in 59 children are diagnosed with autism every year. Easterseals South Florida has recognized the rapid increase of this neurological disorder and believe early intervention through therapy and education can promote individualized learning. We offer programs for children and youth with autism from birth through age 22.
Easterseals Academy Autism School is an educational program serving students from Kindergarten through eigth grade. The school incorporates a variety of teaching methods, materials and techniques into its unique education center.
Teachers and therapists provide an individualized approach to education, which caters to the specific needs of each child and trains students to overcome individual difficulties in order to achieve their full potential. The School Curriculum follows the Florida Sunshine State Standards, ABLLS and uses TEACCH method. The program offers special attention to auditory, fine motor, visual and perceptual development and provides an intensive academic program.
School hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All students receive a free lunch which meets (NSLP) National School Lunch Program standards.
Elementary and Middle School at The Wayne & Nicole Cypen Easterseals Academy
The Easterseals Academy is a coeducational day program. The academy incorporates a variety of teaching methods, materials and techniques into its unique education center. Our schools offers small teacher to student ratios, multi-sensory learning, and accepts the McKay Scholarship.
Specialties of School:
- Serving elementary and middle school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities.
- Bilingual state certified and degreed exceptional special education (ESE) teachers
- 1:3 teacher to student ratio
- Multi-sensory approach to learning
- Individualized Education Plan developed for every student.
- Follow Sunshine State Standard and ABLLS
- Behavior Analysts (BCBA, BCaBA) supports students, staff and parents
- TEACCH method utilized
We are currently accepting McKay and Gardiner Scholarships
After School and Summer Camp Programs
Easterseals South Florida provides both After School and Summer Camp Programs for FREE!
After School services are offered to elementary and middle school children (6-12 years old) who attend schools in Miami Dade County. These services are offered in three Miami-area locations. The program includes literacy and homework support, physical fitness, social skills and a variety of enrichment activities involving music, art, and dance.
Easterseals South Florida offers two Summer Camp Programs. The Early Childhood Summer Camp is open to young children ages 3-5 years old (slots for 6 typical children and 24 students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or related disabilities). The Youth Development Culinary Arts Summer Camp is open to 39 youths ages 13 -22 (slots for 9 typically developing role models). This camp provides independent living, job knowledge, life skills and hands on culinary arts training.
Find out if our After School and Summer Camp Programs Programs are right for you.